These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Archive: March 2012

Haman and Mordechai: A Third Story

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Eliyahu B.

Cross-posted from my Facebook note. In my Peace and Conflict class today we wrote what is called a “Third Story” regarding Amalek (the nation whose descendants have plagued Israel with wars and attempted exterminations). Here is what a Third Story is, and then I will share my “Third Story” of the conflict between Haman and Continue Reading »

Social Justice – Universalism and Humanism

Posted on January 3, 2012 by Eliyahu B.

Here is a dvar tzedek I wrote and gave to my Social Justice class today on our last day of class:   Shalom classmates. I am here before you today to share with you my views on humanism and universalism, two topics which have been prominent in my way of thinking for many years, at Continue Reading »

Social Justice – Emotional Equality

Posted on December 4, 2011 by Eliyahu B.

(Thanks to Falynn for asking me to post this) I gave this dvar tzedek  in my Social Justice class a few months ago. I hope it is meaningful for everyone: A fundamental tenet of social justice, to me, is equality. I believe that equality is a natural human right which should always be found among Continue Reading »

A Week of Fullness, Friends and Fun

Posted on October 30, 2011 by Eliyahu B.

Cross-posted from the Peaceable Pilgrim: Shalom friends! It is the beginning of a new week here in Jerusalem, and the past one was filled with SO MUCH AWESOMENESS that I just have to share with you. Classes started up again full-swing on Sunday, and even though I was somewhat dreading getting back to a normal Continue Reading »

A New Year of Adventures, and a Vacation Filled with Memories

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Eliyahu B.

Originally posted at the Peaceable Pilgrim last week: Shalom! It is Eliyahu, the Peaceable Pilgrim, here to regale you with more tales from the wonderful city of Jerusalem! Many changes are afoot, as it is a new year (according to the Jewish calendar) and as such is a time for new beginnings. The most notable Continue Reading »

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